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out of portland, oregon tonight. shots were fired at the clackamas town center mall earlier. witnesses say a gunman with a semiautomatic rifle wearing camouflage and a mask began firing near a food court. people fled the scene as the shots were being fired. at this hour, we have one person confirmed dead. multiple people believed to have been shot and wounded. officials say the gunman has been, quote, neutralized. we're continuing to monitor this story and bring you the latest from our affiliate kgw. let's listen in. >> she ran. >> right. he had just run into her at the mall. and he had left. and then heard about the shooting. and that's when he texted her, and she was in hiding in a storeroom with about 20 other people. and she could hear the shooter still walking around at the time. that was a former law enforcement dax mcmillan who gave us that information. we certainly hope that she and so many others are all right tonight. >> it gives you -- that kind of story gives you chills, it really does. just the unbelievable fear that must have been going through the people who are in the m
of povrld, oregon. a man with an assault rifle opened fire shooting as many as 60 shots inside a shopping mall. the newspaper is reporting that two people are dead. another is said to be injured. actually there may be many more injuries. this is a developing story. this happened less than an hour ago. the suspect right now is still at large. s.w.a.t. teams are on the site. the mall is called the clackamas town center. it is on lockdown, obviously. they have tried to get out as many shoppers as they can. of course this is a busy shopping season. so there were a lot of people to get out. we want to let you know. tragedy breaking out of portland, oregon tonight. a masked gunman opened fire in a mall with an assault rifle. we're also getting reports that he was wearing some sort of paint ball camouflage and a hockey mask. this is a developing story. s.w.a.t. teams are on the site. so far two people are injured. witnesses say there was as many as 60 shots fired. we're going to continue to monitor this tragedy out of portland, oregon, right here on msnbc. >>> welcome back to "hardball." one of
. senator jeff merkley, a democrat from oregon is trying to change that. he's got a proposal to force talking filibusters in the senate. it wouldn't change what i think is a central part in the senate, the 60-vote super majority, but it would make the filibuster into something that the minority had to put some effort into using. you have to want it. now, so i want to be clear on merkley's proposal. if it passed, the minority could still filibuster anything they wanted. they couldn't subject almost everything to the same 60-society challenge we have now. all they would have to do is talk. tell the american people why. and they probably wouldn't even have to do that that much, because the majority can't just let them talk all the time, they have to let them get stuff done. but even that modest reform is too much for many senators. "the huffington post" reports that a bipartisan group of lawmakers led by herman cain and levin are proposing a counter proposal that does even less. it would eliminate some redundant opportunities to filibuster. give quicker consideration to some nominations,
trying to wrap my head around the mass shooting that happened in oregon earlier this week. when i saw this morning that this had happened, i sunk in my chair. you really cannot do justice to what these kids and what these teachers have just experienced." in the classroom where colin goddard was shot at virginia tech, there were 17 people in that classroom. only seven of them survived. two dozen kids were shot and wounded in a high school cafeteria in springfield, oregon in 1998. 1998. the police chief there now, who was a first responder that horrible day at that oregon high school 14 years ago said today about newtown, "i know that there is going to be a lot of emotion in that community." he said," in addition to the victims and the families in newtown, that his heart goes out to the police and the emergency services personnel that responded to deal with this, because this is going to take a toll on a lot of people." beth nimmo whose daughter was killed in the columbine high school mass shooting, she said today, "as far as the parents go, they're not going to know what hit them for a
earlier tonight at a shopping mall in portland, oregon. a gunman with what witnesses describe as a rifle opening fire on holiday shoppers. two people were killed. the shooter also killed, and one person has been seriously injured according to the sheriff's department. an eyewitness who had been browsing the watch counter inside macy's described the scene to our portland, oregon affiliate kgw tv. >> constant boom, boom, boom, boom,boom, boom, boom, boom. it wasn't just a couple of shots. whatever the shooter was shooting at, they continued to shoot. an employee of the store actually saw a masked gunman come in. and as fast as she got the call to security, the gunshots started. so i and others just hit -- you know, got behind the counter. and a couple of people stood there and i got them to duck down too. kind of wait until the coast is clear enough. and then i got down and other people, we said we need to get to the back of the store. let's work our way through the walls. we went back to the dressing rooms. one of the employees was trying to get people in the dressing room. and i urged he
town center mall near portland, oregon, earlier today. roughly about 3:30 in the afternoon pacific time. at this time we have confirmation that three people are dead, including the gunman. one person is wounded. witnesses say the gunman worked with a semiautomatic rifle. the rachel maddow show picks up after this. >>> good evening. i'm ezra klein. rachel maddow has the night off. we begin tonight with an update on the breaking news in the pacific northwest, the terrifying scene that unfolded earlier tonight at a shopping mall in portland, oregon. a gunman with what witnesses describe as a rifle opening fire on holiday shoppers. two people were killed. the shooter also killed, and one person has been seriously injured according to the sheriff's department. an eyewitness who had been browsing the watch counter inside macy's described the scene to our portland, oregon affiliate kgw tv. >> constant boom, boom, boom, boom,boom, boom, boom, boom. it wasn't just a couple of shots. whatever the shooter was shooting at, they continued to shoot. an employee of the store actually saw a masked gunm
the killings in oregon? first, the piano man, billy joel, plays for sandy victims in new york. ♪ ♪ we got washed away below jamaica pay ♪ [ man ] ring ring... progresso this reduced sodium soup says it may help lower cholesterol, how does it work? you just have to eat it as part of your heart healthy diet. step 1. eat the soup. all those veggies and beans, that's what may help lower your cholesterol and -- well that's easy [ male announcer ] progresso. you gotta taste this soup. >>> a suicide bomber attacked the entrance to the u.s. base in kandahar, afghanistan, today, killing one u.s. soldier, wubding they're other americans. on the hours of secretary leon panetta visited the base. officials say there is no indication that panetta was being targeted, but it is the third time this year that there has been a major security issue during the visit by senior pentagon officials. you were there also when secretary panetta had meetings with karzai, which are fairly controversial. what is the latest from kabul? we understand now that karzai has agreed to a meeting with the president on january
, a masked gunman opens fire outside portland, oregon, killing two people in a crowd of holiday shoppers before turning the gun on himself. >> i heard two loud booms. i thought that they were something falling in the mall. i looked again, i glanced to my left, and i seen, like, gunshots shot everywhere, shooting everywhere, people running for their lives. >> i just bolted. there were little kids, families, moms, we told everybody get inside the fitting rooms. >>> north korea fires its first successful long-range missile test. even china is alarmed. >>> jenna bush hager announced on the "today" show they are expecting. george and laura bush call in their congratulations. >> president, mrs. bush, what do you want the grandchild to call you? >> sir. [ laughter ] >> we want to call him poncho. >> jimmy baker's grandkids call him happy. i kind of like the ring of that. >> it means boss. >> popsicle isn't half bad either. >> yeah, speak for yourself. >> happy days and good day, i'm andrea mitchell live in washington. and we are 20 days away from that so-called fiscal cliff. in our new nbc news
trunk. they beat the 22-year-old and stole his car for joy riding. >>> and oregon couple also had some incredible luck on their side when a 100 foot tall tree fell on their car. the couple had just returned from house hunting when a gust of wind sent the tree crashing down. both lunged toward the car floor. they survived that freak accident with minor injuries. unbelievable. >>> one zoo in oregon has a big task for their newest arrival. a baby asian elephant was born at the zoo last week and now she needs a name. and they're looking for your help. the zoo is holding an online vote to decide between names through sunday evening. the names come all from thai inspiration. they range in meaning from good hearted to glorious or simply just perfection. >>> all right. how about a little sports? we'll start with monday night football. redskins and giants. washington's robert griffin iii ran an option play as he was tackled. the football came loose but it went right into the hands of the right guy, teammate joshua morgan. he scooped up the fumble and took it in for the touchdown. the skins beat
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this with a prepaid card. spends like cash. feels like membership. >>> you don't have to live in oregon to be shaken by the shooting at a crowded mall that killed two shoppers. a third is badly injured. 10,000 people were inside shopping just two weeks before christmas. it was a terrifying experience as the shooter, dressed in black and wearing a mask, sprayed dozens of bullets and then killed himself. this mass shooting may once again ignite a conversation about gun control, a conversation that new york city mayor michael bloomberg has been pushing for years. he has highlighted in the latest issue of "new york" magazine. let me bring in chris smith, contributing editor for the magazine, who wrote this piece. good to see you. >> thanks for having me. >> you can see on the cover, this whole thing is sort of really about why new yorkers love new york, why we love new york. number 20 was because our mayor isn't afraid of gun control. would it surprise you if the mayor came out today and had something to say about this? >> not at all. because for virtually the entire 12-year run of michael bloomberg as
. >>> welcome back. some stories making news this morning now. in oregon a tour bus crashed through a guardrail and down a steep embankment killing nine people, injuring 20. the driver lost control on a highway covered in snow and ice. >>> incredible images captured from a dashboard camera shows a plane crashing in to a hoin moscow. five crew members died. three survived. there are no passengers on board. >>> someone who didn't don't identified claimed the body of adam lanza the man who killed 26 people at sandy hook elementary in connecticut on december 14th. >>> 200 students, parents and faculty from the sandy hook school attended the new york giants game sunday. they were high fived by the giants players. >>> kim kardashian is pregnant. kardashian's family confirmed the news but the father to be rapper kanye west announced it last night during a concert in atlantic city. kim is about 12 weeks with the baby due in the summer. >>> the way that congratulations have all been going all night on twitter, her mom tweeting oh, baby baby baby. they tweeted most pregnancies in the last nine months or
of ballistic missiles. just in the past hour, police in oregon gave us an update on the mall shooting that left three people dead. we are learning the identity of the shooter. plus as the administration deals with the new laws legalizing marijuana in washington and colorado, former president jimmy carter weighs in on legalizing pot. >> i'm in favor of it. i think it's okay. >> that by the way is one of the things we thought you should know. [ male announcer ] red lobster's hitting the streets to tell real people about our new 15 under $15 menu. oh my goodness! oh my gosh, this looks amazing! [ male announcer ] our new maine stays! 15 entrees under $15, seafood, chicken and more! oo! the tilapia with roasted vegetables! i'm actually looking at the wood grilled chicken with portobello wine sauce. that pork chop was great! no more fast food friday's! we're going to go to red lobster. yep. [ male announcer ] come try our new menu and sea food differently! and introducing 7 lunch choices for just $7.99. salad, sandwiches, and more. and introducing 7 lunch choices for just $7.99. avoid bad.fats. don'
this happening in shopping mallses in oregon and movie theaters in colorado, college campuses in virginia. of course finally a first grade class in connecticut. in a state that certainly has tougher gun laws than, say, a lot of other red states. in a community that seems like it should have been so shielded from this and a season that is supposed to be about peace. >> exactly. >> i think it underlined in so many ways why none of us, are none of us are shielded from this kind of violence unless we force our leaders to do something. >> well, and, again, i think i worry about what andrea mitchell is saying about the concern about whether or not the president in congress has the guts to do something. i would say that it would be one of the most disappointing things i've ever witnessed in my entire lifetime. if we can't make fundamental changes in our gun laws but, not only that, in how we handle mental illness in this country, school security in this country and, also, the pervasive and deadly culture of these violent video games which i don't care, i'll say it, feed into this. feed into almo
or steal them from a steal, such as in oregon earlier this week. >> reporter: and of course, as we come to understand, clint, in some context, exactly, what the motivation might have been. and you can talk to people who may have been through any of these shootings. they do want to know why. but it doesn't change anything or bring their loved ones back. but is there any information that we ought to know from this that will help us going forward? >> well, there is no test that i know of, chris, that we can give to somebody or differentiate, the next person who will be the next mass murderer. psychologists believe we can identify children who are at risk. and we can do that many times in grade school. i mean, i have always been an advocate of having counselors, mental health professionals, to help children when they're in grade schools to start the develop conflict resolution skills that are not built on violence like they see on television. >> but can i add to this very importantly, when you hear a report that this man may have had asperger syndrome. i worry about all the people who now t
is. and i believe these tragedies have taken place in nevada, in oregon, and wisconsin are waking america up. and we're looking at this issue now, and we want action. >> okay, thank you so much, chief johnson. larry johnson, thank you, sir, for joining us as well, and thank you cliff van zandt. and chris jansing, my colleague at msnbc. that's "hardball" for now. thanks for being with us. "the ed show" with ed schultz picks up msnbc's continuing coverage of the sandy hook elementary school shooting right now. >>> good evening, americans, and welcome to "the ed show" from new york. there are tragedies in life that shake our souls and break our hearts. today the nation experienced one of those tragedies. every american will struggle to come to grips with what happened today in a small community in connecticut. sandy hook elementary school in the small community of about 27,000 residents was the site of a shooting rampage. at this hour we know 26 people at the school were shot and killed by a lone gunman. 20 of those deceased were children. surviving students and their parents said te
this too many times, whether it is an elementary school in newtown or a shopping mall in oregon or a temple in wisconsin or a movie theater in aurora or a street coroner chicago, these neighborhoods are our neighborhoods, and these children are our children. >> the newtown police continued to update throughout the day and night. >> we will leave no stone unturned as we are looking at every facet off this investigation, whether it is the shooter or the victim, and we will look at everything, and we certainly will go in and out of state, and work with local law en s forment and federal agents and whatever we need to do to answer the questions as to what transpired here. >> this is a continuing and developing story, and for the very latest, let's go now to msnbc's chris jansing in n newtown, connecticut. hi, chris. >> well, we were expecting this news conference to happen two hours ago, but the delay is not surprisi surprising. i spoke at 7:00 to lieutenant vance who is the lead spokesman for the lead police here, and they are the lead investigators on the scene, and you can imagine with the n
to south dakota and oregon and washington and michigan and then we're going to washington, d.c. to take back the white house. >> believe it or not, something may he can plain howard dean's behavior that night. we'll be right back. and gulf are open, and many areas are reporting their best tourism seasons in years. and bp's also committed to america. we support nearly 250,000 jobs and invest more here than anywhere else. we're working to fuel america for generations to come. our commitment has never been stronger. progresso. in what world do potatoes, bacon and cheese add up to 100 calories? your world. ♪ [ whispers ] real bacon... creamy cheese... 100 calories... [ chef ] ma'am [ male announcer ] progresso. you gotta taste this soup. >>> we learned today it's obama versus clinton again. not in the way you might imagine. michelle obama and bill clinton have been nominated for grammy awards. the first lady was nominated in the best spoken word category for the audio version of "american grown," the book that tells the story of the white house garden and encourages healthy eating. and th
in oregon earlier this week. you know, when i saw on twitter this morning that this had happened, i sunk in my chair, you know. you really can't do justice to what these kids and what these teachers have just experienced the violence, the intensity, the sadness. this is not something that should be normal in our country. this is not something that other countries experience like we do. today is the day for sympathy. today is the day to be with your loved ones to tell people who you're close to how much they mean to you, you know. we have to think about what we're going to do after today, what we're going to do between now and the next major shooting that happens. our decision makers think this is something they can't influence, this is something they think they can't do anything about. the majority of us don't want to see these things continue to happen and live in a country like this. we need to let them know that we want to live in a better country than this. we want -- that we're better than this. you know? it's -- it kills me every time i see this. i try to put it towards more motiva
place earlier this week in portland, oregon, shooter dressed in all block with a semiautomatic weapon. today we're told the shooter, one more time, dressed in black, maybe with a load bearing vest that would allow him to carry more magazines. part of what we have to get into is do these guys see themselves as some type of commando or something? what commando goes after kids? goes after little kids? and as -- >> does that lend some kind of moral authority to the horrific actions, the wearing of a uniform of some kind? >> it may go along with some type of fantasy we have. you said wrap your arms around it. i have been trying to do that all day. how can anyone in their right mind or wrong mind justify the killing of children -- >> let's go to profile questions. the person shows up with two semiautomatic pistols have that 15 rounds each. so they're ready to shoot a lot of people. so it's hard to believe one thing led to another. the initial intent was to do a lot of horror. >> and when we're told over 100 rounds have been fired, do the math. that means about four or five magazines per wea
appointment. so now some democrats led by oregon senator jeff americaly are saying it's time to reform the senate rules themselves when the new congress convenes next month, they want to stop filibuster abuse by actually making senators talk on the senate floor when they want to filibuster. now, that didn't sit well with republican minority leader mitch mcconnell. >> what the majority leader is saying is he will break the rules of the senate in order to change the rules of the senate. i implore members on both sides to oppose this naked power grap grab strenuously and loudly. >> democrats can change the filibuster rules to prevent abuse of power when the new congress is sworn in. 48 democratic senators are on board with the rule change. but why is it so hard for democrats to summon these last few remaining votes? let's ask the man himself, the man leading the charge, oregon senator jeff americaly. thanks for being here. >> thank you. it's great to be here. >> you've got this plan, you've got a lot of senators on board. what exactly would your plan do and why would it deal with this gri
january 7th in miami. number three was florida followed by oregon and kansas state. across the pond now to england, the duchess of cambridge showed off her field hockey skills at her old prep school. even though she's wearing these crazy boots with the three-inch heels, she did seem to impress the students. >>> now to pennsylvania, fans of the minor league hockey team the hershey bears set a new record at the annual teddy bear toss. a record 12,497 stuffed bears, they all rained down on the ice. they are donated to hershey children's hospital. >>> and now for another look at the weather, here's nbc meteorologist bill karins with the weather channel forecast. what did you think of that? >> that's a great name. minor league hockey, hershey bears, that's great. >> cute. >> makes me want some chocolate. good morning, everyone. across the northeast, some rain moved through late yesterday. it's very strange. it feels like spring across the country today. temperatures ridiculously off the charts. some of that warm air moving up to new england. for this time of year to be at 50 or near 50 in bo
a terrifying turn in portland, oregon, yesterday, when a masked gunman stormed into a busy shopping mall and opened fire, killing two people, injuring another before apparently turning the gun on himself. nbc's kirk gregory has the chilling details. >> reporter: a day of holiday shopping turned into a horrific afternoon of terror when a gunman opened fire inside a crowded suburban portland mall. >> we started receiving calls at 3:30, multiple 911 calls. we responded quickly. >> reporter: several store employees locked themselves in break rooms and bathrooms until police could arrive. >> many people locked in place, many people ran. those are the two most appropriate things to do in these circumstances. >> reporter: shaken family members waited anxiously for news as police worked to secure the mall and search for victims. >> i just want to hug her and i want her to get out. >> reporter: eyewitnesses describe a chaotic scene. >> i heard several shots and saw a lot of people running, so i just went to the doors and held them open because people were trampling each other trying to get out. >
has been identified as the mass gunman who fired randomly at holiday shoppers in oregon mall killing two people and then himself. a 15-year-old girl is in serious condition after being shot in the chest. police still don't have a motive for the shooting. >>> secretary of state hillary clinton will testify before congress on december 20th about the report on the deadly attack on september 11th against the u.s. diplomatic mission in benghazi, libya, in which four americans died. >>> california governor jerry brown is being treated for early stage prostate cancer and is maintaining a full schedule while undergoing radiation. >>> in argentina, violent protesters as demonstrators threw rocks and other objects at police who responded with pepper spray. the protesters were angry because judges found 13 defendants not guilty in a human trafficking case. >>> and in ukraine, there were fights outside of parliament as activists and lawmakers attacked a fence around the building and then inside fist fights as law makers from two opposing parties started arguing. >>> all right. heading over to wa
] learn more at isitlowt.com. [ laughs ] hey! >>> right now, i'll bring in democratic senator from oregon, senator jeff merkley. some of the news we're getting overnight is that mitch mk connell said he's been exchanging papers with harry reid and potentially working toward a deal. we're hearing that one of the points of contention here is -- the bush tax cuts are going to have to go away for some people but where will the income flesh mold be set? 250,000, obama's first offer, 400,000 his second offer or 500,000 kelly o'donnell said the senators will go along with. plan be was a million. in terms of your colleagues and the democratic side, what's an acceptable level for you to where the income threshold should be? >> there's a whole spectrum of opinion and most of us feel the right thing for america is for the line to be at 250,000. it leaves only 2% of americans who would be paying more and it does a maximum amount to start impacting if deficit. on the other hand, this is a negotiation. we realize there's going to be some flexibility. the president has already carved out that territory.
after being stolen, and then somehow ended up in oregon. but thanks to a microchip kane's owner was located and he was flown home just in time for christmas. >>> and now for some entertainment news. notch another big win for the little guys. bilbo and pals dwarfed the competition at the box office for a second straight week. "the hobbit: an unexpected journey," raked in nearly $37 million. less than half of last week's haul, but still more than double tom cruise's "jack reacher," which came in second. >>> rihanna has gotten into the holiday spirit donating nearly $2 million to a hospital in her native barbados in memory of her late grandmother. she says the gift was her way of giving back to barbados. >>> one year after separating, ashton kutcher filed for divorce from demi moore last week. the official may/december split could cost the "2 and a half men" star a pretty penny. moore wants as much money from kutcher as she got from ex bruce willis. that amount has never been disclosed, but it is thought to be considerable. >>> and another hollywood ending. new york housewife-turne
being stolen and then somehow ended up in oregon. thanks to a microchip kane's owner was located and he was flown home just in time for christmas. >>> and now for some entertainment news. notch another big win for the little guys. bilbo and his pals beat the competition. the hobbit, an unexpected journey raked in nearly $37 million. that's less than half of last week's haul, but still more than double tom cruise's "jack reachreac reach reacher" which came in secretary. rihanna donated nearly $2 million to her native barbados in memory of her late grandmother. the gift was her way of giving back to barbados. >>> one year after separating ashton kutcher filed for divorce from demi moore. it could cost the "two and a half men" star a pretty penny. moore was as much from kutcher as she got from her ex, bruce willis. that amount was never disclosed but that's supposed to be pretty considerable. >>> new york housewives turned entrepreneur bethany frankel has separated from her husband. the 42-year-old treated i am heart broken. i am sad. we will work through this as a family. >>> now for anot
news this morning, oregon man dropped his loaded handgun in a movie theater while watching "the hobbit" and claim ee eed -e back to claim it last night. >>> 2013 models, tested for crashes where the front corner of the vehicle hits another vehicle, structure or pole. the honda accord, dodge avenger, ford fusion, vokz wasing passat and the nissan ultima did better then luxury counterparts, enough to earn the institute's newest rating of top safety pick plus. >>> south korea elected its first woman president. >>> many of the patrons are from virginia tech, the scene of the deadly campus shooting in 2007. >>> a new international gallup poll founded if the happiest people in the world are in sunny climates like panama and paragu paraguay. the u.s. was 33 on list of happy nations. >>> the youtube video of what appears to be an eagle appearing to swoop down and grab a child is a hoax. it was created by four animation students at a school in montreal. they got us all. >>> now for a check of your morning morning markets. the dow opens at 13,251 after falling 98 points yesterday. the s&p and th
, portland, oregon and other towns wasn't enough, perhaps this slaughter of innocence at sandy hook elementary school will at long last be enough. we have made our voices heard and hold washington accountable for facing up to the epidemic of gun violence in our country. if this moment passes into memory without action from washington, it will be a stain upon our nation's commitment to protecting the innocent including our children. this is not a partisan issue. this is just a bunch of people who i think are cowed by the nra. as i said yesterday, do you think the nra has power? just remember the number one priority was to defeat barack obama. last time i checked he will be inaugurated again. >> mayor bloomberg will be live on "morning joe" later this morning. two leading democrats who have earned high praise from the national rifle association are now rethinking their stance on guns. last night senator mark warner of virginia became the latest to call for action. >> i've been a long-time supporter of second amendment rights. you know, i believe every american has second amendment rig
of portland, oregon, three people are dead after a gunman went on a shooting rampage inside a mall filled with holiday shoppers. witnesses say it was a chaotic scene inside the mall as the man reportedly dressed in body armor and wearing a white mask opened fire with a high-power rifle. this morning, investigators are trying to learn more about the motive and the suspect who police say shot himself to death. nbc's jay gray joins us from portland with the latest details. jay? >> reporter: hey, there. yeah, bill, just a tragedy unfolded here yesterday afternoon and mall's still on lockdown early this morning as local, state and federal agents continue to comb the area looking for any evidence trying to answer obviously the questions of how and why all of this happened. they say that's going to take some time. as many as 60 rounds fired during the shooting rampage. as you talked about, two victims dead, one seriously injured but said to be in stable condition early this morning, and then the gunman, of course, turning the gun on himself. so, again, investigators trying to understand what may
, to do the same kind of policing in these energy markets and to mr. mccullough in oregon, we couldn't thank him enough in the northwest. because when the federal entities in charge of electricity failed to investigate fully the enron case, mr. mccullough provided crucial evidence by investigating tapes and documentation on behalf of our utilities in the northwest that proved successful in saving our consumers over $1 billion. so i can tell you he's done great work before, and he's the first to admit that what we really need now is the department of justice to use their full power and get to the bottom of this. >> senator maria cantwell from washington state, chair of the senate subcommittee on energy. thank you for helping us understand this. please keep this apprised. i really appreciate it. >> thank you, rachel. >> thanks. i should say manipulative devices or contrivances was the name of my band in high school. we'll be right back. @ñ >>> tell me if this is a problem. here are the gop committee chairs. show that picture. every one is a middle aged white guy. okay. is there a dive
mexico. we're going to california and texas and new york. we're going to south dakota and oregon and washington and michigan, and then we're going to washington, d.c. to take back the white house! yeah! >> it was the scream that defined howard dean's ill-fated candidacy. intense to borderline manic. research conducted for a group called media cultured society shows it was his microphone because it only picked up his remarks for tv, not the crowd's boisterous cheering around him. a video camera picked up the crowd noise overpowering him. i think i speak for howard dean when i say, so now you tell me. >>> up next, not only does president obama have math on his side, he's got the polls too. he's taking his fiscal cliff case on the road. you're watching "hardball," the place for politics. >>> just to be clear, i'm not going to sign any package that somehow prevents the top rate from going up for folks at the top 2%, but i do remain optimistic that we can get something done that is good for families like this one and that is good for the american economy. >> welcome back to "hardball.
to be a delegate to the convention. you need to be involved in state parties like oregon, where they actually change their platform because of our work there. you need to be involved in state party politics. and this's how we get involved in the party. that's how it works. so you don't want to depend on the surrogate, per se. >> are candidates leaning forward or backward. >> thank you for joining us. >>> coming up, changing teams when charlie became the first big-state governor to switch sides since john connoley of texas became a republican. the gop has declared war on its delegates. charlie crisp joins us here tonight. president obama is campaigning out there. and republicans are considering. the question is will the president gain a small victory on taxes or a big deal. and we have the annualist, the most notable quotes of the year. the verbal gaps forever. let's see if you can guess which verbal stumble made the top of the list. finally, remember, 1%? 8%? of course, 47%. this is "politics nation." the place for politics. >>> listen to what newt gingrich said yesterday on "meet the press".
're following that breaking news story out of portland, oregon. a masked gunman entered a mall. right now we're hearing from the clackamas county sheriff's office. two are believed dead. let's take a listen. >> the shooter is still alive. >> the shooter has been neutralized. i don't have the exact information on that. i will give it to you as soon as i have it. >> do you have any officers inside and out estimate? >> i don't have an exact count. but there is probably -- there is county, multiple cities, state, federal law enforcement. so dozens and dozens and dozens of officers at the scene. >> can you confirm what the shooter was wearing? we heard he had on a mask. >> i have no details to release about the shooter at this time. >> are we talking about more than one person dead? >> we believe there is at least one deceased and maybe more. >> any idea how many shots were fired? >> no. >> people have not heard from their family members may be worried that they could be here or they could be hurt. what do you want them to know? what is your advice? >> be patient. the event is calmed down at this
place in a portland, oregon mall, if we think of it as a shooting that took place in aurora, each time, individuals are wearing black, multiple magazines. the sihooter in 2007 carried tw handguns. these individuals, number one, in some cases, are dressing like they're some type of a combat character or something. but they're going to combat against totally defenseless people. al, you know, this takes us back to september, 2004 in russia when, as you remember, terrorists went in and took over a school. 385 children skilled, 785 wounded. but what's important, as you just said, too, that this individual killed his mother at her home and then went to the school and then allegedly killed children that were in the classroom that she taught. al, this is someone who not only wiped out his mother which is a tremendous taboo for any society. but then he went to the school, i believe, al, he went to the school looking for those children because that's who his mother loved. those children were part of him. they were part of her. she was part of them. and by -- al, by killing those children, he kil
home, a soccer tournament in delaware and a mall in oregon. 85 people died in those 14 incidents. many of them make news for a day or two. then they fade. although some incidents are big enough to prompt action a little bit. after the virginia tech massacre, we learned the gunman's history showed he had treated for mental issues for years. in response, then governor tom cain signed new mental health reform into law giving the sate more latitude to commit mentally ill people who pose a danger and commenting $42 million to the state's facility. two years later, the state found no increase in the number of people committed and multiple cuts to the funding. earlier this year, in colorado, an attack exposed how easy it is to purchase ammunition online. the shooter wag able to bypass federal background checks and buy 3,000 rounds for a pair of glock handguns and 300 shotgun shells, a bullet proof vest and a high capacity magazine, all of its over the internet. because holmes had a clean record, the purchases were completely legal. the aurora shooting brought back influence of hollywood and t
through this too many times. whether it is an elementary school in newtown or a shopping mall in oregon or a temple in wisconsin or a movie theater in aurora or a street corner in chicago, these neighborhoods are our neighborhoods and these children are our children. >> live look there in newtown, connecticut, where folks are gathered for a news conference that was supposed to start about two hours ago. at the news conference we are expecting to hear the names of the victims. the officials there tell us that they are going to officially release the names of all of the victims from yesterday's mass shooting at sandy hook elementary school. when that happens we will bring it to you live. expecting to hear from the governor of connecticut at some point over the next few hours as well. governor malloy. going to be addressing folks in connecticut. that was president obama just a few moments ago talking about the tragedy. that was a weekly radio address. he used his weekly radio address. mr. obama said the nation grieves for those killed in newtown and their families. he also said that it is
. >>> a baby elephant at the oregon zoo needs a name. the zoo wants you to help. you can go to oregonzoo.com. how cute is that. >>> and a plane crashed and caused the immediate yoo to go crazy but it was just a taping for "chicago fire." but a tv station there reported it as breaking news. and then they had to go back on the air saying, sorry, it's not real. ouch. >>> that wraps up this hour of "jansing & co." i'm chris jansing. thomas roberts is up next. >> it looked real to me. who knows. chris, thank you so much. the slow drag of the end of the fiscal cliff, most parties would like americans to think that they have political parachutes but neither democrats or republicans want to take that plunge. how to achieve a center, bob casey is joining me. and then iran claiming that they have an american drone in its possession and how america is e debunking that claim. >>> and michelle obama, does she have aspirations beyond the mom in chief? lets you hear it... in your heart. [ basketball bouncing ] heart healthy. great taste. mmm... [ male announcer ] sounds good. it's amazing what soup ca
with a flurry of bullets? by the way, look what happened in oregon, look what happened in colorado, look what happened in virginia. look what happened in a religious temple. look what happened in connecticut. we can't say these are random isolated events anymore. >> it's an epidemic. >> it's an epidemic and growing epidemic. i just wonder, dan, this is the last question to open it up for everybody else, come on, let's get real, buddy, what if mitt romney had an election a year from now? and he had to be the candidate that had to defend the right of americans to buy 10 millimeter glocks and bush masters and these these cartridges that allowed you to continue to spray bull bullets at 6 and 7-year-old children, or at moviegoers. people shopping with their families at malls, how would he do in bucks county? how would he do in the i-4 corridor? how would he do in the suburbs? i don't mean to be crass to my fellow republican friends. a lot is riding on this. if you want to be the party that is willing to put your future on the line to defend the right of americans to possess these military style co
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